Monday, May 26, 2008

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is about a 42 year old French man who has a stroke and becomes paralyzed, unable to talk. He communicates through blinking his eye as a nurse goes through the letters of the alphabet. He writes a whole book like this (the book is what the movie is based on). It's pretty amazing. I would definitely not call this movie action-packed, but pretty interesting.

2 comments:

liss n kids said...

I really wanted to see this movie. Maybe I'll read the book this summer first. Any idea if the book is good?

Holly Huelster said...

I read the book. It's a pretty easy read, because it's short. I found it to be kinda boring though. There isn't really a pattern to the book, it's just random excerpts from the author. But I didn't think it was that interesting, I think he could have made it more profound considering his situation.